Local News

  • Three-vehicle accident


    One woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries Friday in a three-vehicle accident on Highway 155 in front of Spencer Christian Church. Taylorsville-Spencer County firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to remove the center pillar and left rear door from the woman’s car so that Spencer County EMTs could place her directly on a backboard without turning her.

    She was transported to the University of Louisville hospital.

  • Man sentenced for trafficking heroin


    Matthew R. Waits, 28, of the 6000 block of Bloomfield Road, was sentenced to two years in jail for complicity to trafficking in heroin, 12 months for complicity to trafficking in marijuana, and 12 months for possession of drug paraphernalia. The sentences, handed down in Spencer County Circuit Court last Thursday by Circuit Judge Charles R. Hickman, will be served concurrently, meaning Waits will serve a maximum of two years in jail. He is lodged in the Nelson County Detention Center.

    Waits was also assessed $165 in court costs.

  • State encouraging flu shots

    With flu activity increasing across the country, Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are encouraging residents to get vaccinated against the flu if they haven’t already received a flu shot or other type of flu vaccination.

  • Heroin use surging in Spencer County


    It claimed three lives in Spencer County last fall. It’s become a scourge on countless families, an emotional and economic drain.

    Heroin – perhaps a stain in some older citizens’ distant past – is coming back in force across the country and here at home. Time magazine reported last summer that heroin use had increased nationwide by 63 percent in 11 years.

  • Officer rescues local teen from creek


    A Spencer County teenager is recovering from her injuries and a former Taylorsville City Police Chief is being hailed a hero following a one-vehicle accident late Friday night in Elk Creek.

    Tayler Wilson, 17, was driving home when her car ran off the road and landed on its side in a creek that runs along KY 55, near Washburn Lane. Wilson suffered several serious injuries and she was trapped inside the vehicle, which was nearly invisible from the road.

  • Court fails to approve Sunday alcohol sales

    There will be no Sunday alcohol sales in Spencer County anytime soon, following a failure by the Fiscal Court Monday morning to approve a proposed ordinance change that would have loosened restrictions in the county.

    The measure failed to muster a majority of the court’s vote, and ended up in a 3-3 tie, with Magistrates Collis Rogers, Hobert Judd and Jim Williams voting against the measure.

  • Stabbing probe continues


    The case involving a man being stabbed in Bloomfield Thursday afternoon is ongoing.

    Shortly after 3 p.m., the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, along with Nelson County EMS, responded to 1910 Highview Church Road, where a man was reportedly stabbed. The man was taken from the residence by ambulance to Spencer County High School where Air Methods then flew him to University Hospital in Louisville with substantial blood loss.

  • Bevin orders clinic to cease abortions

    A Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville has reportedly stopped performing abortions after Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration threatened it last week with a “cease and desist” letter.

    In a statement, Bevin says the clinic — which is regularly protested by pro-life advocates — admitted to performing abortions without a license and has agreed to no longer provide the procedures until it gains proper approval.

  • What’s happening - Week of February 3, 2016

    Seminar on Trauma Treatment at Extension Building

    A free seminar to instruct individuals on treatments for trauma victims will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Spencer County Extension Building. John Fleming, a Spencer County EMT, will be conducting the class, and all are invited to attend.

    Country Ham Breakfast at Masonic Lodge

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 6th. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

  • Powers, groundbreaking senator dies at 92

    Flanked by friends, civil rights activists and other dignitaries, the family of the late Georgia Davis Powers said they were humbled by a gush of condolences and praise from community members and elected officials on Monday in the wake of the iconic Kentucky senator’s death.

    “Thank you for bestowing this high honor upon my late grandmother,” said William Fredrick Davis, who is Powers’ grandson.